A History of Peeblesshire (Google eBook)

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William and Robert Chambers, 1864 - Peeblesshire (Scotland) - 557 pages
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Page 413 - I watch'd his body night and day ; No living creature came that way. I took his body on my back, And whiles I gaed, and whiles I sat ; I digg'da grave, and laid him in, And happ'd him with the sod sae green. But think na ye my heart was sair, When I laid the moul...
Page 193 - He used often to say, that if he were to choose a place to die in, it should be an inn ; it looked like a pilgrim's going home, to whom this world was all as an inn, and who was weary of the noise and confusion in it.
Page 323 - DEGENERATE Douglas! oh, the unworthy Lord! Whom mere despite of heart could so far please, And love of havoc, (for with such disease Fame taxes him,) that he could send forth word To level with the dust a noble horde, 5 A brotherhood of venerable Trees...
Page 324 - The youth, he cried, whom I exiled Shall be restored to woo her. She's at the window many an hour His coming to discover: And he look'd up to Ellen's bower And she look'd on her lover But ah! so pale, he knew her not, Though her smile on him was dwelling And am I then forgot forgot? It broke the heart of Ellen. In vain he weeps, in vain he sighs, Her...
Page 16 - Tweed, gliding gently through those, Such beauty and pleasure does yield. The warblers are heard in the grove, The linnet, the lark, and the thrush; The blackbird, and sweet cooing dove, With music enchant every bush.
Page 404 - He has pooer,' said the dwarf, in a voice which made the flesh of the hearers thrill ; and Scott in particular looked as if he conceived himself to have actually got into the den of one of those magicians with whom his studies had rendered him familiar. 'Ay, he has pooer...
Page 127 - Council has dischargit, and be the tenor hereof discharges, the said horse-race, and ordains that the same sall be nawise halden nor keepit this year : for whilk purpose ordains letters to be direct, to command, charge, and inhibit all and sundry his Majesty's lieges and subjects by open proclamation at the mercatcross of Peblis and other places needful, that nane of them presume nor tak upon them to convene and assemble themselves to the said race this present year, but to suffer that meeting and...
Page 164 - that ' will give like courage and confidence as the knowledge of God in Christ will ; and I bless God to see any in this...
Page 403 - ... between him and most other men, or to some perception of an extraordinary mental character in this limping youth, which was then hid from other eyes. After grinning upon him for a moment with a smile less bitter than his wont, the Dwarf passed to the door, doublelocked it, and then coming up to the stranger...
Page 350 - Meg," for such was the nick-name of the young lady, whose real name was Agnes. But at length, when he was literally led forth to execution, and saw no other chance of escape, he retracted his ungallant resolution, and preferred the typical noose of matrimony to the literal cord of hemp. Such is the tradition established in both families, and often jocularly referred to upon the borders.

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